The National Society of High School ScholarsNSHSS

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Scholarship Opportunities

NSHSS works to continuously provide scholarship opportunities to our members to defray the costs associated with college and life-changing educational programs. A variety of scholarships are available for high school students to support college tuition at the accredited college or university of the member’s choosing, study abroad programs and special leadership and skills development programs through NSHSS partners. 

College members also have access to scholarships to further support their collegiate studies, as well as opportunities to attend exclusive conferences such as Clinton Global Initiative University and the annual Nobel Prize week festivities in Stockholm, Sweden.  

NSHSS is a long-time member and supporter of the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA), a nonprofit, membership association that advances the collective impact of scholarship providers and the scholarships they award. NSPA was established in 1999 by Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation,, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Scholarship America to facilitate the creation of scholarship best practices, encourage professional development and to establish cooperative relationships among scholarship providers.

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Scholarship updates are posted monthly in our newsletter Scholarship Updates article and weekly during the academic year in our "Scholarship Sunday" postings on our facebook page. As scholarships open, they are posted online in your member dashboard under "Apply for Scholarships" once you are logged in. Be sure to set your contact preferences on your member profile to allow communication from NSHSS in order to have scholarship details sent to you.

For most scholarships, you will need to include a personal statement; resume of honors, awards, leadership activities, extracurricular activities, and community service; educator recommendation; transcript, and photo. If you are applying for more than one scholarship, you may submit one transcript and recommendation to use for multiple scholarships. The educator recommendation form is online and the link is provided in the scholarship applications. Review all guidelines for particular scholarships before submitting the application.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

K12 Academy Scholarships 2014

Ten online course scholarships for K12 International Academy courses. K12 is an accredited online private school offering over 140 online high school courses, supported by content-expert online teachers, at a 5% discount. PLEASE NOTE: You can apply for a scholarship in the NSHSS member area, but to enroll in a class or speak with an Education Agent for more information, call 877-382-2019 and reference the NSHSS promotion code NSHSS15. More information on courses is online at View a listing of all K12 high school courses here: Important Dates: Class Start Date September 17 - Enroll by September 3. Scholarship Deadline August 25. Class Start Date October 8 - Enroll by September 24. Scholarship Deadline Sept. 15. Class Start Date October 29 – Enroll by October 15. Scholarship Deadline October 1.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Stockholm University Nobel Week Scholarships

Stockholm University is inviting 20 NSHSS members to participate in the Nobel Week festivities in Sweden, and NSHSS is providing $1,500 travel grants for five of those selected to travel from the U.S. to Stockholm, Sweden December 6-11, 2014. All NSHSS members are eligible to apply. The grant funds can be used for airfare to Stockholm and other expenses related to the event. Housing is not provided, but Stockholm University representatives will provide recommended housing locations and information. An itinerary of scheduled activities will be provided for all attendees. Participants will receive information on making travel arrangements. Students may bring one family member to accompany them on the trip; scheduled activities, however, are for students only. Travel grant recipients must also rsvp for the event in their dashboard by October 19, 2014. Recipients will be required to submit final travel waiver forms provided by NSHSS.

Monday, December 15, 2014

NSHSS Native American Scholar Awards

Three $1,000 scholarships for NSHSS high school juniors and seniors who are Native American or Alaska Natives. Requirements include a resume, transcript, recommendation, photo, personal statement, and the name and email address of your high school principal and counselor. This scholarship also requires documentation of Native American heritage. You may trace Native American Ancestry at this link:

Thursday, January 1, 2015

CCP College Prep Programme London & Paris 2015

10 full scholarships of $1,200 for NSHSS high school members enrolled in the CCP College Prep Programme London & Paris. Students must pre-enroll in London program to participate in the Paris trip and all members receive a $500 partial scholarship for the Paris trip. Apply for the Paris trip full scholarship in the member dashboard by January 1, 2015. First, apply for the London program directly at with your NSHSS member number. This pre-college summer program offers college level courses, daily cultural activities in London, with excursions to Stonehenge, Warwick Castle, and Bath. All NSHSS members enrolled in the London program receive a full scholarship ($500) for the optional SAT/ACT prep course.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

NSHSS STEM Scholarships

Five $1,000 college scholarships for NSHSS high school seniors graduating in 2015 planning to major in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Requirements include a resume, transcript, recommendation, photo, personal statement, and the name and email address of your high school principal and counselor.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Georgetown College Tuition Scholarships

Georgetown College offers a scholarship to all NSHSS members that apply and have been accepted to the College. This academic scholarship is valued at $17, 500 and is renewable for four years. Eligibility: Must be a member of NSHSS; Apply and be admitted to Georgetown College by February 1st of your senior year. 3.6 unweighted High School GPA. contact: Georgetown College 1-800-788-9985

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Robert Sheppard Leadership Awards 2015

One $2,500 scholarship for the first place winner and a $1,000 scholarship for the top four finalists who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to community service and initiative in volunteer activities.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

AFS-USA Study Abroad Scholarship

AFS Study Abroad Scholarship 2015 AFS-USA offers a $50 application fee discount for NSHSS members, as well as a $500 program tuition discount toward any year, semester or summer study abroad program. NSHSS members should use promo code "NSHSS" when applying to receive their discount. Additionally, AFS-USA and NSHSS also awards one merit-based scholarship that covers full tuition costs for any summer program, a unique opportunity worth up to $9,400. Applicants will respond to the following questions: "In what ways do you think studying abroad will help you become a more engaged world citizen?" Feel free to consider these prompts for your response: · What is one skill that you hope to learn while abroad? How will it help you contribute to the global community? · Describe one lesson you have learned through interaction with a diverse group of people, or from being in an environment that was outside of your comfort zone. How has it impacted you? · Describe a time when you felt that having a better understanding of cultural differences would have helped you or someone you know deal with a conflict. Submissions must be no more than one page, 12 pt font. Students will be asked to have started an AFS study abroad application prior to applying to the scholarship, and must have submitted their AFS study abroad application by the time of the scholarship deadline of March 1, 2015,in order to be considered as a winner.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Claes Nobel Academic Scholarships 2015

$1,000-$5,000 scholarships open to NSHSS high school juniors & seniors. A minimum of 10 applicants will be selected for $5,000 Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship; 75 applicants will be selected for $1,000 National Scholar Awards. There is one application. Deadline to apply: March 15, 2015 The awards are for the freshman year of college. Apply online in the member dashboard when the application opens. You may cancel the application before submitting but once submitted, it is closed for editing. Requirements: personal statement, resume, educator recommendation submitted online by the recommender, transcript, and color photo. The statement & resume may be uploaded or copied and pasted into the application. The transcript may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed. The personal statement requires up to 500 words describing how you hope to make a positive impact on society and how your college plans should help you on your journey.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Semester at Sea 2015

Semester at Sea waives the $50 non-refundable application fee for NSHSS members. NSHSS also awards an around-the-world travel/study program scholarship, an amazing opportunity worth up to $20,000.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Envision Leadership Program 2015

Five full tuition scholarships for the Envision summer leadership and career program of your choice. All members receive a $200 tuition discount by enrolling on the Envision/NSHSS webpage and including your NSHSS Membership Identification Number.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NOLS Scholarships 2015

The National Outdoor Leadership School provides two full tuition scholarships for NSHSS members to attend NOLS summer courses. All NSHSS members receive a $150 partial scholarship for NOLS courses, and the standard NOLS $65 application fee is waived.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Di Yerbury International Scholar Awards 2015

Five $1,000 scholarships awarded in honor of Dr. Di Yerbury, NSHSS Advisory Board Member, for NSHSS college students to participate in international study during college.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Australian Internships 2015

An opportunity for NSHSS college members and recent college graduates to participate in an internship in Australia through our partner Australian Internships, (AI), recognized as the market leader in career development programs for international candidates.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

NSHSS Ambassador Awards 2015

Ten $1,000 scholarships for NSHSS Ambassadors who exhibit specific ways in which they have represented NSHSS and helped to build a positive global community.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

NSHSS Academic Paper Awards 2015

Twenty-five $250 cash awards to recognize NSHSS members who have written academic papers as class assignments in high school, such as a research paper, an original essay, or an analytical paper. Winning papers will be published on the NSHSS website.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Princeton Review 2015

Three $1,000 college scholarships provided by the Princeton Review for NSHSS high school seniors and college freshmen.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Thermo Fisher Scientific STEM Scholarships 2015

Two $2,500 scholarships for NSHSS college members pursuing a major and career in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics).

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Trinity College Young Leaders 2015

An opportunity to attend a one week leadership program at Trinity College in Melbourne, Australia. The video competition awards program tuition, room and board, excursions, and pickup to and from the airport in Melbourne.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A & F Global Diversity & Leadership Awards 2015

Abercrombie & Fitch provides ten $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors exploring their perspectives on the theme of diversity and inclusion.

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